Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles - 12/3/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Redskins (6-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-6)
NFL Football: Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:15 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -6.5 -- Over/Under: 45 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles meet Monday in NFL action at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Washington Redskins have lost three of their last four games and need a win here to stay in the thick of the NFC playoff race. The Washington Redskins have won three of their last five road games. Colt McCoy is completing 60 percent of his passes for 322 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. McCoy has a combined 61 pass attempts since the 2015 NFL season. Jordan Reed and Josh Doctson have combined for 871 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Vernon Davis has 17 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 117.7 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 758 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 20.8 points and 361.2 yards per game. Mason Foster leads the Washington Redskins with 97 tackles, Ryan Kerrigan has eight sacks and D.J. Swearinger has four interceptions.
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The Philadelphia Eagles need a big home win to get back to a .500 record and keep their season alive. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost three of their last four true home games. Carson Wentz is completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 2,540 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in 13 of his last 17 games. Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor have combined for 1,362 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Alshon Jeffery has 40 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 100.8 yards per contest, and Josh Adams leads the way with 291 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 23 points and 380.1 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 85 tackles, Michael Bennett has 6.5 sacks and Ronald Darby has one interception.
The Redskins are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NFC East, 7-20 ATS in their last 27 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC East, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Redskins are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Philadelphia and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Redskins last 7 road games.
The Washington Redskins have had extra time to prepare for this game considering they haven't played since Thanksgiving, and their last two losses have been decided by a combined 10 points. The Philadelphia Eagles were lucky to beat the New York Giants last week and have yet to win back-to-back games this season. The Washington Redskins have failed to cover six of their last eight games when an underdog of at least six points. The Philadelphia Eagles have failed to cover each of their last four games when a favorite of at least six points. I'm not trying to lay this many points with the Eagles, a team that looks nothing like last years team and a club that can't run the ball or score consistently. However, I'm certainly not trusting Colt McCoy on the road, even if the Redskins are a scrappy bunch that finds ways to hang around. I have slightly more confidence in the Eagles to win by a touchdown.